Argo is an open access environment with bibliographic information resources available in both Greece and abroad. It is mainly designed for librarians and users from scientific, research and educational communities facilitating the search and acquisition of bibliography in different subject fields.
Access to bibliographic information resources available in Greece and all over the world.
Argo is an environment for open access to bibliographic information resources available in Greece and abroad, with search capabilities for both novice and experienced users.
It is mainly designed for librarians and users from scientific, research and educational communities facilitating the search and acquisition of bibliography in different subject fields.
How to join Argo
In order for a library to be included in Argo it must have content which is deemed unique and special, deposit its catalogue with Z39.50 Server ( with ABEKT or another system), then upon its acceptance, complete the catalogue membership form for Argo, with information in Greek and English before sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why use the service?
Greek libraries can not only find a great number of bibliographic records from major libraries worldwide, but their own catalogues become accessible to a wider user base. This lowers costs of cataloguing, increases the compatibility of bibliographic data and achieves faster development of local catalogues.
Since only a small portion of library material has been digitised and is directly accessible via internet, Argo encourages the use of common standards and tools. It has also formulated an interlibrary loan policy to enhance communication and co-operation between libraries. Access to resources is performed using ABEKT software developed by EKT, and the use of the international communication protocol ANSI/NISO Z39.50.